05/06/2020

Combined pill

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

After developing acne from another pill (cilest), I was put on co-cyprindiol and it changed my life!! Cleared up my skin completely within 4/5 months which was such a plus that I didn’t mind the reduced sex drive, but if it hadn’t been for the skin benefits I don’t think I would have loved this pill at all.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
No change
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Better skin

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Vaginal dryness

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Better skin

Increased sweating

Thrush

Vaginal dryness

Experience after taking

Skin has stayed really clear after using co-cyprindiol for a year. When I stopped taking it I noticed weight loss really quickly, I think I didn’t realise how much the pill had caused me to gain weight.

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